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Professional Legal Studies Careers and Professions


Paralegal Profession

Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work in a wide range of professional settings and are an integral part of the legal team. Under the direct supervision of attorneys, paralegals perform legal research, legal writing, litigation management and support, and legal technology support.

Graduates of WKU's Professional Legal Studies have obtained employment in the following areas:

Private Law Practice    

Corporate Legal Departments 

Court Services    

Government and Political Offices

Title Companies  

Banks and Mortgage Companies

Insurance Companies

Property Management Companies

Non-profit Organizations 

Higher Education Institutions

Legal Technology Support

Human Resources Offices

Law Enforcement/Corrections

Property Appraisal Companies

Litigation Consulting Firms 

Risk Management Firms

Employment/Career Services

Real Estate Sales Companies



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Professional Legal Studies

Department of Political Science

  • 270-780-2539
  • (270) 745-2945

  • Grise Hall 300
    1906 College Heights Blvd.
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086




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 Last Modified 7/6/21